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The Western Eparchy is an eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, which itself is under the Ecumenical Patriarchatemarker. The current bishop for the eparchy is his Grace Bishop Ilarion , and he is stylized as: Bishop of Edmonton, and the Western Eparchy. The last serving bishop for the diocese was Metropolitan John , who went on to become the UOCC's Metropolitan, and Archbishop of Winnipeg. His Eminence served in the capacity as "Bishop of Edmonton" for 20 years (1985-2005). Bishop Ilarion was elected as Bishop of Edmonton at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's Sobor on August 23, 2008, in Saskatoonmarker, Saskatchewanmarker. This election was later ratified by the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Holy and Sacred Synod, and his Grace was enthroned as Bishop of Edmonton on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at St. John's Cathedral by his Eminence Metropolitan John.

The Western Eparchy consists of the Canadianmarker provinces of Albertamarker and British Columbiamarker, and has about 60 churches (most of them country churches), and 2 cathedral churches (St. John's Cathedral, Edmonton, and Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral ).

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